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"And finally, above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that’s why I made works of art…" – Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Yankee Doodle Dandy July 5, 2011

Filed under: Life,Personal,Photography — Lulu @ 4:12 pm

The boy and I have an Independence day tradition of heading over to Ocean Drive, on South Beach, to watch the fireworks from the sand. This year, we skipped the free jazz concert beforehand and headed straight to the sand in order to secure a good spot at the front of the crowd.


See? Crowd…


Front of crowd… =)

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As usual, I took about 200 pictures and maybe 10 were usable… after a LOT of Photoshop. Man, fireworks are tough!

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I really like the next four, if only for the cool effect the red glow gives off. Plus, I like that you can see the sand and buildings towards the bottom of the pictures.

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(Below is a short video I shot of the fireworks. You may want to lower your volume at around 00:09 in. You’ll see why.)



Hope everyone had a very safe and happy Independence Day weekend!


Peace out, yo!


2 Responses to “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

  1. Aw, I’ve wanted to do just that for ages. Definitely will next year. Great pics.
    Besitos ❤

  2. ady abreu Says:

    I have crappy photos of fireworks but they are being scrapped as is. Photoshop and me are not friendly at all.

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